While it may be said that a vinyl window is often less expensive than its wood, aluminum, or fibreglass alternatives, just because it’s offered at a lower price doesn’t mean that you’ll be getting a lower quality window. There are a multitude of ways in which a vinyl window can save you, the homeowner, a lot of money. A prime example of this is the lowering of your home’s energy costs. And naturally, as a homeowner, one of your biggest concerns is that of a window’s design and ultimately its insulation and energy efficiency.
With vinyl windows, not only are they energy efficient, but they have many other wonderful redeeming qualities that give them a definitive leading edge over other types of windows. For the homeowner who is on a budget, a vinyl window is the best solution. Do not be influenced or dissuaded by terms such as “cost-effective” or “budget-friendly” assuming that the end product you’ll receive is of a lower-quality. No. Far from it. If you’re presented with a major home improvement renovation project, you needn’t spend a lot of your hard-earned money on a window replacement. Do your preliminary homework and familiarize yourself with the benefits of vinyl windows.
As a homeowner, getting the most and promoting your window’s longevity will depend upon its care and maintenance. When they’re initially installed, it’s truly impressive how new windows and doors make such a difference in the overall aesthetic look of your home. Your windows will continue to perform like new if you follow a few simple cleaning and maintenance routines:
Tip: Apply a thin coating of light car wax to the extrusion. Do not apply the wax without cleaning the windows first. This is especially important if you live in a corrosive, salty environment. Salt deposits may be sealed to the extrusion by the wax coating, allowing the salt to continue to corrode the extrusion. Ensuring that your windows are clean will keep them looking beautiful and at their best. And remember that with a window that has insulating, Low-E or heat reflective glass requires ongoing proper maintenance to continue working effectively.
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Thankfully, the vinyl windows that are on the market today are energy-efficient. And they can provide to you, the homeowner, the cost savings you would expect when investing in a window of this type. Due to it being designed to reduce any heat transfer that takes place and limiting the amount of light penetration that shines through, these are the reasons why vinyl is so energy-efficient. With the installation of a vinyl window, the home’s internal temperature will be regulated. As such, your HVAC will work less which proves that vinyl windows are indeed energy-efficient.
Depending upon your needs and wants as a homeowner, vinyl windows will always have Pros and Cons. But fundamentally, there are certainly many benefits to a vinyl window that will look aesthetically pleasing on any modern home. Neutral colours with traditional grids can lend a classic style. Start off by making a list of your priorities. Ask yourself where energy efficiency and low to little maintenance appear on your list? If this criterion falls at the top of your list, then vinyl windows definitely are the right choice for you. Wooden windows are the better option if you’re seeking design flexibility, colour variety or adding some updated zest to your beloved vintage home.
It is recommended that vinyl windows should be installed by a qualified professional. And while the window installation can be a relatively straightforward DIY home improvement project, if the installation is done poorly or incorrectly, then you’ll pay for that mishap down the line later. Vinyl’s flexibility to expand and contact easily makes for a fast and simple installation procedure. If the vinyl window has come already not set, then it will need to be carefully placed into the frame once the window itself has been installed.
At Canglow, we are offering you 100% Lead-Free Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride or uPVC windows. These windows are extremely strong and will last a very long time while saving you a lot of money on your energy bill.
Our windows have the highest number of internal air chambers, giving you the very best insulation and sound-blocking abilities while providing the best thermal and energy performances from any window on the market.
Our windows do not require window frames, sealants and adhesives making them higher in performance and so much nicer to look at. Our windows are totally waterproof and airtight.
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We service all the areas in Alberta and Northwest Territories from Red Deer to Yellowknife. If you live anywhere within this area, you can count on our expertise for all of your windows and doors needs. Our head office is located in Edmonton.
We provide a variety of interior vinyl trims for vinyl windows for an elegant, adaptable look. We have a combination of advanced technology along with the best materials that are not only durable and flawless but will retain their colour for years to come. We offer a variety of standard finishing options including wood stain, contemporary and classic rosettes.
We provide window jambs in four sizes to give you a seamless window installation that is perfect. For added resilience, we provide wood jamb extensions, frame moldings, and corner blocks for great longevity. These interior fittings are made from the highest-quality, durable Lead-Free PVC powder compound that requires absolutely no maintenance.
Our quality brick molds are made from a very long-lasting compound uPVC powder that is designed to withstand the harshest elements throughout the year. Our brick molds are made from maintenance-free materials that are available in a variety of colours and sizes for great longevity and beautiful curbside appeal.
Our double-paned windows with clear glass provide optimum noise protection compared to single pane glass. In terms of temperature resistance, it promotes the easy flow of hot and cold air from both inside and outside.
Low emissivity glass, or Low-E glass, is a strategic choice for lowering your home energy costs all-year-round. In winter, Low-E glass cuts down on heat loss by reducing radiant heat transfer and reflecting interior heat back into your room, where it needs to be. It also efficiently dispenses the sun’s rays—allowing more of them to enter the home as usable solar energy. This provides extra warmth while minimizing reliance on heating, which can account for up to 60% of a home’s energy costs.
In summer the same principle applies but the effect is reversed. Low-E glass windows help reduce the flow of hot air into the cool interior. This specially formulated coating also reduces the effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are a leading cause of premature fading and degradation of fabrics and carpeting.
Triple-pane glass windows are the most energy-efficient models on the market. With the extra pane of glass, they moderate temperatures inside for optimal comfort in every season—during winter, cold air remains outside and warm air inside, while in summer the results are reversed.
Special coatings are often applied to the glass to eliminate solar heat gain and boost its energy efficiency. The extra pane of glass truly provides a new level of insulation, airflow and energy efficiency.Request a Quote